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Formative assessment (using the forum)

Media watch: Post one item selected from your media watch on the relevant thread in the forum.

Policy watch: Comment on a chosen policy statement or response, as well as any media reporting of it.

I will also post some responses and thoughts as we go. Posts can be as short or as long as you want. This activity is designed to be fairly informal and there are no right or wrong answers. You are also welcome to email me to discuss your work on this module individually.

Summative assessment

Organisations and Labour Markets Project (5000 word limit: weighting 100%) This module is summatively assessed via a project exploring the gathering and use of labour market information..

Report: 'A Career in .....'


Select one particular occupational area or organisation as the focus of a labour market report.

Gather existing qualitative and quantitative data on routes into and career progression within this chosen area. Evaluate this data and comment on any significant factors.

Next, select a particular area of career service provision (within an educational institution, a local area or organisation) which might make use of such information with their users. Comment on how it could be used in this context. Consider how practitioners could use the information effectively in career coaching or group-based career development learning activities. Make recommendations for future practice.

Yo might wish to consider how you would present LMI to a client group, as well as how you research it and critically evaluate it - the decisions about what to present and why are part of your account, and its worth thinking about the distinctions between:

  • o what it is helpful for you as a practitioner to understand,
  • o what a client needs to understand in order to use the LMI provided
  • o what it is appropriate to present in what form


All data used must be presented accurately and clearly. All graphs or tables should include titles clearly describing the data contained. The sources used for all data must be clearly stated. Where available, the whole numbers making up any proportions should also be shown. In designing graphs or tables, only grey and black should be used, not colours, as colours will not display in black and white printing. In evaluating the data, all statements made about the data in graphs or tables should be checked for accuracy.


Final points

The project must be submitted using the the online submission system. You will be invited to give overall feedback on the module as part of this. Word limits must be adhered to within a 10% leeway and excessive length will be penalised. Coursework will be assessed against the learning outcomes described in the module specification and postgraduate assessment criteria. The course guide to referencing (e.g. citation style, use of reference list and bibliography) must be used. Links to all these elements are available in the online student handbook in the student course space.


You are invited to contact the Warwick module leader, Gill Frigerio, to discuss any aspect of this module prior to submission. If you would like to have a tutorial, please email some possible dates and times to